Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form’s annual Fresher’s Fair is a chance for new and returning students to find out what life at College has to offer.

Each year, the College holds an annual Fresher’s Fair to provide students with all the information they need to make the most of their time at the College. Students were able to hear about the help and support available, the services such as the College’s Hair and Beauty Academy. They were also able to find out about the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer, such as Pre-Professional Programmes for Medicine, Teaching, Law and Journalism, the Economics Society, and sporting activities such as Get Up Get Active, and the College’s highly successful Sport Academies for football and netball.

Representatives from a variety of businesses and charities were on also hand to provide demonstrations and to pass on advice and guidance. The attendees included Next Level Dance, Cycles Recycled, Heart Start, Stop Smoking Services, Pendle Healthy Minds, St John’s Ambulance, Lancashire Police and Fire Services – and many more! Special mention must go to Beautiful Little Fools, an online clothes shop set up by former A Level student Melissa Neil; and Wasted Lives, a driving awareness group who brought in a real car wreckage (from a local 19 year old’s crash the morning after a night of drinking), to show just how important driving awareness is.

Fresher’s Fair 2014 was, as always, a hugely successful start to the new academic year, allowing students the chance to make new friends and find out what is available to them in and around the College.

Nina Read, Student Services Assistant, organised the event and said, “Our Fresher’s Fair is a great opportunity to welcome new students to the College, and introduce them to the different activities they can get involved in and the support that they have access to. The event was well attended and enjoyed by all!”